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Configuring Windows Firewall for Windows Server 2019

by Daniel Lachance

Controlling and securing traffic to and from Windows Server 2019 hosts enhances your organization's security posture. Windows Defender Firewall is included with Windows Server 2019 and can be managed using GUI tools as well as PowerShell cmdlets.

What you'll learn

Protecting Windows Server 2019 hosts from unauthorized network traffic can be achieved with correctly configured firewall rules. Both traffic coming into and out of hosts can be controlled using Windows Defender firewall. More than just basic IP address and port filtering, rules can be based on apps and services and have conditions such as user or host attempting to make a connection. In this course, Configuring Windows Firewall for Windows Server 2019, you'll explore how to create inbound and outbound firewall rules using the GUI including through Group Policy, and how rules relate to network location profiles. Next, you'll discover how to encrypt and authenticate network traffic using IPsec connection security rules. Finally, you will experience managing Windows Defender Firewall using PowerShell cmdlets. When you're done with this course, you'll have acquired the skills needed to plan and implement Windows Defender Firewall rules and IPsec.

About the author

Daniel Lachance, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA A+®, CompTIA Network+®, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting Inc. He is the author of the CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Study Guide, and co-author of CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams. Mr. Lachance is an experienced trainer having delivered IT training in Canada and the Caribbean since the 1990s on topics ranging f... more

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